“ Beauty connotes humanity. We call a natural object beautiful because we see that its form expresses fitness, the perfect fulfillment of function. ”

- Moshe Safdie

“ I like to embrace natural beauty. I try to get at least 8 hours of sleep, drinking a lot of water and exercising. ”

- Tia Mowry

“ I think exercise tests us in so many ways, our skills, our hearts, our ability to bounce back after setbacks. This is the inner beauty of sports and competition, and it can serve us all well as adult athletes. ”

- Peggy Fleming

“ Even though I'm not a competitive athlete, I have to still maintain things and try to keep myself fit because I am at that age where I need to make sure to get those regular checkups and make sure everything is in tact. ”

- Jackie Joyner-Kersee

“ Here's what I tell anybody and this is what I believe. The greatest gift we have is the gift of life. We understand that. That comes from our Creator. We're given a body. Now you may not like it, but you can maximize that body the best it can be maximized. ”

- Mike Ditka

“ The torch relay is an excellent embodiment of all that the Olympic Games have come to symbolise - a celebration of the human spirit. Personally to me, it represents striving to be the best in whatever we do, never giving up despite the odds, and a commitment to health and fitness. ”

- Lakshmi Mittal

“ Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ You can't get rid of it with exercise alone. You can do the most vigorous exercise and only burn up 300 calories in an hour. If you've got fat on your body, the exercise firms and tones the muscles. But when you use that tape measure, what makes it bigger? It's the fat! ”

- Jack LaLanne

“ I enjoy going to the Y. I take all the fitness classes that my dad takes that's sort of our bonding - anything athletic, anything sports related. ”

- Alyson Stoner

“ My mom was a professional fitness competitor, so I go into the gym with her. I train with my dad and mother. It's embarrassing, because she's really strong. ”

- Booboo Stewart

“ We wanted Nike to be the world's best sports and fitness company. Once you say that, you have a focus. You don't end up making wing tips or sponsoring the next Rolling Stones world tour. ”

- Phil Knight

“ And I believe that the best buy in public health today must be a combination of regular physical exercise and a healthy diet. ”

- Julie Bishop

“ We talk a lot on 'Biggest Loser' about how fitness is a natural antidepressant, how it burns off stress. What I like about running is that it gives me time alone. I'm always busy, with people at work, with my kids. I love getting out for a run by myself and just listening to my music. ”

- Alison Sweeney

“ I started running around my 30th birthday. I wanted to lose weight I didn't anticipate the serenity. Being in motion, suddenly my body was busy and so my head could work out some issues I had swept under a carpet of wine and cheese. Good therapy, that's a good run. ”

- Michael Weatherly

“ Exercise is amazing, from the inside out. I feel so alive and have more energy. ”

- Vanessa Hudgens

“ I swim like a fish and I have an amazing kick. ”

- Gordon Ramsay

“ The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such. All leaders whose fitness is questioned are clearly lacking in force. ”

- Andre Maurois

“ With fitness, I do Bikrams hot yoga. The gym that I have in my building is amazing. I love to do cardio and weights there. ”

- Shay Mitchell

“ You think aerobics is not a cool sport? I think you are wrong. It requires amazing discipline - flexibility, fitness, knowledge. And you have to do it with a big smile on your face. Also, I once performed in front of 10,000 screaming women. I tell you something, I'd rather do that than kick a ball around in front of a few men. ”

- Magnus Scheving

“ Obviously, I come from one background, and the people that design fitness equipment have been doing it for years and years, and they know what works and doesn't work. ”

- Lance Armstrong